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A Tale of a Two-faced Town

January 17, 2013 Author: Shinta Lempers Tags: Issue #35 Columns

Hendrik’s prayers have been answered. After years of lobbying and making donations that eat into the money he has been saving for a gazebo, the moment has finally arrived: tomorrow the mayor will officially hand him the key to the city, whereupon he will usher in the multi-day celebration that makes the punishing southern winter bearable. Hendrik is this year’s Carnival Prince.

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